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The family exert pressure women to get more children

Women in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda are often pressured by family and through societal expectations to have more children but commonly resort to covert or indirect means of contraception to…

 
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UNICEF, UNAIDS launch report on ending adolescent AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched a report titled All In, in Eastern and Southern Africa: Catalysing the HIV response…

 
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A clinical trial to find a new treatment for visceral leishmaniasis begins in eastern Africa

A new study to find a safer, efficacious and more patient-friendly treatment and improved diagnostic tools for people living with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) begun in eastern Africa. The study is…

 
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OCP Foundation’s agricultural caravan reaches Ethiopia

The Agricultural Caravan, supported by OCP Foundation in several sub-Saharan African countries, is now reaching Ethiopia. It is targeting four agricultural regions of the country in its pilot phase including…

 
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Nutrition International, Amref Health Africa partner to fight malnutrition across Africa

Amref Health Africa and Nutrition International ─ through its Nutrition Leverage for Transformation (NLIFT) model, have on Monday formalised a partnership intended to provide nutrition benefits to communities across nine…

 
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African smallholder farmers get insurance worth $ 1.5 m after low rainfall

Poor rainfall in parts of Africa has triggered the largest insurance pay-out to date for vulnerable farmers under an innovative climate risk management scheme known as the R4 Rural Resilience…

 
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Nairobi meet to explore Africa climate change technologies 

By Herman Opondo Representatives from government, private sector, and finance and research institutions will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, 9–10 April 2018 to deliberate on climate change technology transfer. Organised by…

 
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Experts call for sustainable exploitation of natural products

 By Patrick Amunavi Researchers, scholars and herbal medicine practitioners drawn from various countries in Eastern and Central African region have emphasized the contribution of research and information sharing towards sustainable exploitation…

 
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Crisis of invisibility in Sub-Saharan Africa: Less than 1 in 2 births registered

Ninety-five million children have not had their births registered across Sub Saharan Africa, and if decisive action is not taken, these numbers will soar to 115 million by 2030, UNICEF…

 
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Liquid Telecom and Ketraco partner to extend fibre network in seven countries

Internet service provider Liquid Telecom is set to extend its fibre optic cables to seven neighbouring countries in a move that is likely to reduce the regional cost of data…

 
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